Fro-Yo For a Cause: Yogorino Fundraises for Steppingstone Scholars

On October 6th from 11 a.m. to midnight Yogorino, at both their Philly locations at 233 S. 20th and 1205 Walnut, will be donating half of their profits and tips to Steppingstone Scholars. Steppingstone is an organization that helps educationally underserved students in the area by preparing them for admission to preparatory schools and creating opportunities for students to go to college.

If you needed an excuse to indulge in a little fro-yo, this would be a good time to gorge for a cause!

Yogorino [Official Site]

Quick Bites: Yogorino Opening & Asian Expansion

Yogorino will open its second store this Saturday at 12 and Walnut.

Sammy Chon’s K-Town BBQ is replacing HK Golden Phoenix. The Korean barbecue hopes to open in December. There is already a location in Cherry Hill. [The Insider]

A second Sumo Sushi is up for 1316 Walnut Street. But this one is a ways out as there is still a zoning meeting this month. [The Insider]

We’ve been getting used to seeing the Nomad Pizza truck around town at special events but we’re still looking forward to their wheel-less restaurant at 7th and Kater. Looks like November is when we’ll see it open. [The Feast]

La Calaca Feliz may not open till next year but they already have a kitchen hire. Lucio Palazzo who was most recently the chef at Xochitl will be the Fairmount spot’s chef de cuisine. [@LucioPalazzo]

Mike Stollenwerk has sold Fathom Seafood House to his partner, Rob Holloway. The bar remains open but will relaunch with a new name and less seafood centric approach. [Grub Street]

Quick Bites: Sardine Bar Sets Another Opening Date, New Nightclub & 2nd Yogorino

American Sardine Bar has launched a Facebook page, Twitter account and web site splash page. Each of them promise an October 2011 opening.

HughE Dillon covers the opening of Rumor, Philadelphia’s newest nightclub. [Philly Chit Chat]

A second Yogorino is in the works for near Marabella Meatball Co. on the 1200 block of Walnut Street. [Meal Ticket]

Local brewers Flying Fish, Sly Fox and Troegs are all investing in expanding capacity. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

It appears that New York Bagel & Co. is taking over the vacant Dairy Queen on the 500 block of South Street. [Naked Philly]

Keith Taylor of Zachary’s BBQ in Norristown is opening two new spaces in Philadelphia. Look for Soul Cucinas near Temple and Jefferson University. [The Insider]

Say what, another food truck? Say yes, this one is Say Cheese, a grilled cheese truck serving Temple University. [Around Philly]

Yogorino By the Pint

Yogorino is now selling pints of their tart yogurt to go. For $8.50 you can take the Best of Philly winning fro-yo home and yes, you can get toppings to go too.

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Yogorino [Facebook]

Around The Web: Name Your Price & More

Kate goes for the name your own price dinner at Le Bec-Fin. What she didn’t count on was the legendary chef taking the time to discuss fine dining and even Philadelphia Magazine. [Philly Food and Drink]

CE Phood hits up the new Leila Cafe and finds lots worth trying. So much so, they’re planning another trip. [CE Phood]

I’ll Eat You is pleased Yogorino exists on this continent ane in her neighborhood. [I'll Eat You]

Oysters and bubbles, Femme Fermental keeps it classic at Oyster House. [The Femme Fermental]

The $14 lunch deal at Bistrot La Minette lures Adam Erace back to what he calls Philadelphia’s best looking French bistro. [Blogalicious]

Unbreaded experiences the pollo torta as part of a perfect summer lunch at Taco Loco. [Unbreaded]

Quick Bites

Yogorino has its grand opening tomorrow at 20th and Locust. There’s just one smooth tart flavor and lots of toppings. Check the reversible cups. The size changes depending on what end is up. More on Meal Ticket. [Meal Ticket]

Za Vino will be the name of the pizza and wine bar concept headed to 13th and Sansom. [The Insider]

Drew Lazor has some details on Bar, the bar from Jason and Delphine Evenchik who own Vintage and Time. Bar games like foosball and MegaTouch, no food, mixed drinks in pints. [Meal Ticket]

Meritage, a Foobooz Jobs poster has hired former Susanna Foo chef de cuisine Anne Coll to run the kitchen at the Center City South restaurant. [The Insider]

Elevation Burger has opened its first Philadelphia-area location in Wynnewood. [Main Line Restaurant Guide]

Good Food Market is opening a sophisticated convenience store in Chestnut Hill. The spot will also serve $20 for-two dinners. There’ll also be delivery and curbside pickup. This people, is how you react when your Wawa closes! [Meal Ticket]

The seemingly cursed corner of Chestnut and Strawberry has claimed Korean BYOB, Meju. Now lets get those Jose Garces taco stand rumors going again! [Meal Ticket]

Pearl has closed after 16 months. [The Insider]

Quick Bites

Yogorino opened over the weekend at 20th and Locust. There’s just one flavor for now and for the germaphobes, the toppings are kept behind the counter out of the reach of the unwashed masses.

The popular Tiffin is adding a third location, this one in Elkins Park. Additionally, Tiffin Etc., the Indian pizzeria is about 3 weeks out. [The Insider]

Plenty of restaurant slippages in Michael Klein’s restaurant openings update. Village Whiskey and Pickled Heron are now looking at late summer (August). And the Tap House is saying October. [The Insider]

Leila Cafe is serving up Middle Eastern food at the former Wasabi House at 13th and Pine. [Meal Ticket]

The former Kami Sushi at 1526 Sansom now has a sign in the window promising Sushi Cafe is coming soon.

Akoya, the restaurant portion of Pearl is making like Pearl and taking the rest of the summer off. [The Insider]


Yeah, What’s The Deal Yogorino?

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Yogorino, the tart yogurt shop off Rittenhouse Square that has looked about ready to open for several month has missed the first heat wave and still hasn’t opened. Now, Nathaniel Merriweather sums up our feelings perfectly.

I’ve been patient with you Yogorino- maybe too patient.

You’ve worked me into a frenzy these past few months. I think it’s time I find a new route to walk to/from work for it’s too painful to bear the pain of an unfulfilled relationship.

Yogorino, you had me at hello and yet you deny me the sweet creamy love that you promise.

We know how you feel dude. We know how you feel.

Yogorino, Quit Playing Games With My Heart [Blogspot]

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